Skin food recipes

Homemade body butter

Two months into motherhood and now, more than ever, I feel my time is rarely my own; the advantage of this is that it is forcing me to strip away anything unnecessary, unhelpful or less-than from my daily routines and rituals – and where any sort of fuss might fall by the […]

Dreamtime bath melts

  For as long as I can remember, bath time has been one of my family’s most cherished rituals. Come about 6pm, wherever I find myself, I am usually ready to sink into a hot tub and relax and reboot before the evening unfolds. Sometimes (usually) this glorious hot water ceremony segues […]

Nourishing avocado matcha face mask

In an interview on natural skincare recently I found myself drawing many parallels between the way we eat and the way we nourish our skin. Both present an opportunity to more consciously approach the way we feed our body, choose ingredients and approach daily routines; both  require a healthy amount of curiosity, […]

Homemade natural deodorant

I write natural beauty recipes out of a deep-rooted belief that as a collective we need to quit buying endless plastic pots of non-biodegradable chemicals that are damaging our planet, our bodies and our consciousness, and return to a more natural way of living and creating. And few modern cosmetic inventions concern me more than […]

Rosehip and jojoba night oil

If you ask me, a good rich nighttime face oil that doesn’t burn a deep and lasting hole in your pocket is worth double its weight in gold. On cold winter days my skin loves nothing more than a nourishing layer of vitamins and antioxidants and I have been researching the […]

Natural lavender and chamomile body lotion bars

Since my main man Benjamin knows his share of sleepless nights and general owling around, I am always on the hunt for intelligent ways to incorporate natural remedies into dymanic everyday skin- and wholefood recipes, to keep things feeling fresh and multiply the methods of approach. I am also vaguely […]

Natural almond and oat face scrub

I don’t think I have ever been so excited to share a blog post. And for such a humble little troupe of ingredients. But life can be surprising like that, so listen up. This neat and acton-packed little scrub is the best exfoliator I have used since I can remember. When […]

Natural kiwi and papaya face mask

When Ben and I tried this mask I made on the weekend it tasted so good we found it almost impossible not to lick our lips and most of each other’s faces. That can’t be said of most face masks; and to even get one a man is a pretty rare occurrence. If […]

Natural dry shampoo

Tomorrow the Rainbo family heads to Wilderness. Ben has already left with the van and I am in charge of bringing up the rear and masterminding easy healthy meals for our hot, sweaty, psyched team of six, that involve minimal prep and the highest vibrations possible when cooked in the back […]

Natural beeswax and grapefruit lip balm

I made this simple little lip balm at a natural skincare workshop at Made in Hackney a while ago and the recipe is super quick and a total lifesaver for dry lips, elbows and feet. After a busy summer of non stop cooking in one pair of Birkenstocks or anorher, I […]